Oops! set for opening of new store in St Helens

Oops!, the discount food retailer has announced it will be opening a new store in St Helens at 8am this Saturday December 19

Friday, 18th December 2020, 7:42 am
Updated Friday, 18th December 2020, 7:46 am
Oops!, the discount food retailer has announced it will be opening a new store in St Helens at 8am this Saturday December 19

The store, situated at 1 Ardwick Street in St Helens, will become the flagship store for Oops!, standing at 10,000 sqft. The unit was previously occupied by the children’s play centre, Treasure Island.

In the spirit of Christmas, the St Helens store will be treating one lucky customer to their shop for free, courtesy of Oops!, every day from Monday, December 21 until Christmas Eve. Winners will be selected at random and greeted by the ringing of a bell then congratulated by the store manager.

Oops! is a brand-new concept in food retail, offering knockdown prices for hundreds of food items. The retailer buys clearance goods from hundreds of large manufacturing sites and repackages them at its base in Liverpool.

The products may have ended up in the manufacturers' clearance section for a number of reasons, such as packaging errors, over-production or the goods having slight imperfections.

Food that was set to go to landfill – but is more than safe to eat – is repackaged and stocked on the aisles for customers to purchase. All products go through a strict testing process to ensure they are still perfect to serve as a tasty meal for family or friends.

Area Manager Darran O’Hara said: “We’re confident that Oops! will be a great addition to St Helens – we’ve had great success since opening both our Preston and Bolton stores in recent months.

"We believe the store will be fantastic for the local community of St Helens and we look forward to welcoming customers through the doors.

“At Oops! we save food that would usually go to landfill but is perfectly safe to eat. We see this as a sustainable business model offering tasty food at tasty prices at a time when pennies are being stretched more than ever.

“We plan to open 30-40 stores over the next year, across the North West and we look forward to growing the Oops! brand across the region.”

The flagship store will offer shoppers over 600 products for sale including a mixture of frozen, fresh and dry food. It has also created over 20 jobs for the local community, providing a much-needed boost to the local area.